Building Bridges

Building Bridges by Katy Barbier-Greenland

Somehow I managed to get up SUPER early, ready for my 4:15am conference presentation at Building Bridges between Disciplines live via Zoom! Of course in Melbourne it was the very reasonable time of 2:15pm.

We did have a few technical difficulties, but I was really happy with how things went overall. Thanks to Swinburne for including me from across the oceans! Thanks in particular to my supervisor Deb Dempsey for saying ‘yes’ to the possibility of me zooming in, to Carolyn Beasley for organising the tech, and for Greg Every for chairing the session I was in.

It was a fabulous program and a well-organised conference - heard really positive things about the rest of the day. See you in 2019!

Presenting at Building Bridges: Connectivity between Disciplines conference by Katy Barbier-Greenland

I’ll be presenting at this year’s Swinburne University research student conference. which is called Building Bridges: Connectivity Between Disciplines.

I’ll be presenting from afar, Skyping in from Amsterdam to Melbourne! Looking forward to sharing a few of my reflections from both a sociological and psychological perspective on some of the ways that discovering major family secrets can impact on people’s lives, on their identities and on their understandings of ‘family’.